The Cranebrook Estate Christmas Party is a day that NCNS Staff look forward to each year. It gives us the chance to end the year together with our local community while having an exciting, fun filled day for the entire family. It is with great sadness that this year’s Cranebrook Estate Christmas Party was our last one due to the end of the Housing Communities Program.
Being December, the day is always a scorcher, yet each year our staff push through the heat to provide a unforgettable day for the community. This year was no different, and we were thankful for the giant inflatable slide which is always a crowd favourite. We loved watching the children’s faces light up with excitement and screams of laughter as they sped down the water slide.
Towards the end of the day, some of our staff even had a go! What a laugh!
As well as the main attraction, we had a children’s play centre, kids craft, face painting, snow cones, popcorn, a free BBQ, food hamper raffles and stalls.
Children beamed at the sight of Santa and Mrs Claus arriving to the park by police escort. They were thrilled when they got to meet them, have a chat and were gifted a candy treat!
We would like to give a huge shout out to all the services who supported us on the day including Braddock Public School, Westcare, BreakThru, Wentworth Community Housing, Penrith City Council, Uniting, Botanic Gardens- Community Greening, Barnardos and Platform Youth Services. Thank you so much for all your help.
We know that Christmas time can be stressful with all the expectations of shopping, cooking, cleaning, organising, and financial pressures but Christmas time is not about who can provide the most expensive or the most amount of gifts to their friends, family or children, it is a time to come together and enjoy time with our loved ones.
Remember that the best gift that you can give to others is kindness. Be kind to yourself and to others.
For those who may not have somewhere to go on Christmas day, or if Christmas is a difficult time for you, please know that you are not alone.
For a list of Meal Services in Penrith over the Christmas period please click here.
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